Kumho Tire has been picked as the official supplier for the 2022 TCR Europe race series.
The company will ensure teams are provided with the wet weather ECSTA W701 and dry weather ECSTA S700 competition tires. The products will be sent to TCR Spain, TCR Denmark, and TCR Eastern Europe.
The TCR series was launched in 2015. It features mass-produced touring vehicles with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines that produce 350bhp. The motorsports competitions are hosted by World Sporting Consulting (WSC) and adhere to the FIA rules.
“We are delighted to be making this announcement and I am looking forward to working with Kumho this season,” commented Paulo Ferreira, TCR Europe promoter. “Having a single tire across a range of TCR series makes total sense for both organizers and competitors, and I think it shows great foresight by Kumho to work with WSC and series promoters in the production of a bespoke TCR tire.”
“Kumho is happy to participate in the new partnership with the WSC Group,” said Tony Gangseung Lee, senior vice president, global marketing, Kumho Tire. “We will use this partnership to enhance our motorsport technology image and brand recognition in the global marketplace.”